3 Best E-Commerce Platform For Dropshippers: WooCommerce Vs. Shopify Vs. Magento
Are you a professional Dropshipper who wants to manage your own E-Commerce shop and make more money?
In this article, we will discuss the three most popular shopping cart software which can help to build your market and be independent of Amazon, eBay, Etsy and other marketplace giants.
You will have to choose one among the crème de la crème in this industry; WooCommerce, Shopify, and Magento. And because your success as an online store owner starts with your choice from those mentioned above, you have to be spot-on with your choice of shopping cart software.
We know how hard this choice is. However, to ease it up for you, consider the following factors when making your decision.
WooCommerce being among the world’s most respected e-commerce frameworks is no coincidence. It has a special “bond” with WordPress, a perfect excuse for the WordPress battalion and those who are starting an online store on a budget.
Price: It is a FREE eCommerce plugin for WordPress, and that’s the best thing for those who can’t bear high costs of other e-commerce cart software. There are a couple of premium features that ensure smooth working of WooCommerce starting at $29.
User-Friendliness: it is user-friendly, but down the pecking order, compared to Shopify and the likes. It is a plugin, and its user-friendliness depends on other factors. However, where WooCommerce plugin earns a thumbs-up is on its list of templates and designs. It is seriously far much better than all the rest; Shopify, OpenCart, etc.
SEO: WooCommerce is SEO-optimized as everything depends on WordPress’ unlimited SEO potential.
Customer Support: This is where they are a complete let-down. They have no live support, and you only have to “submit a support ticket” at their website.
Shopify is, by all standards, one of the industry leaders when it comes to reliability, affordability, and ease of use. Furthermore, this dynamically developed ‘e-commerce builder’ is compatible with an of high-profile marketplaces, including Amazon, eBay, and Alibaba. Let’s see the reasons why you should opt for Shopify.
Price: First, you start with a 14-day free trial to get a roll on how a typical Shopify store owner experiences. After that, you will have to choose your preferred plan from the three; Basic Shopify ($29/m), Shopify ($79/m) and Advanced Shopify ($299/m).
User-Friendliness: It is incredibly user-friendly, particularly the seamless drag-and-drop feature, lots of free and paid-for themes, straightforward customization process and everything in-between. Also, Shopify’s UI is sleek, polished and loads faster.
SEO: Shopify is excellently SEO-optimized, and all plans come with easily editable Meta tags and Meta Descriptions, Page URLs, customizable image file names, etc. This and lots of other features make Shopify earn an SEO rating of 98%.
Customer Support: To top up the great features and products, Shopify offers a personable 24/7 customer support. If you encounter an issue, their email, phone or live chat is ever online and ready to help.
It is this and Shopify’s rock-solid reputation that enables it to powers up over 365,000 online stores.
Being the prominent open-source solution trusted by thousands, Magento is loosely considered the epitome of e-commerce cart software craftsmanship. It supports multiple currencies; different customer needs and allows seamless integration with payment solutions. If you are a tech-savvy dropshipper or e-commerce store, Magento will amaze you with their unlimited possibilities.
Price: there are two options: the free for download and use Magento CE (Community Edition) and Magento EE or the Enterprise Edition that befits large enterprises. Both are budget-friendly, but considering the various plugins you will need, you will still have to pay something for Magento.
User-Friendliness: it isn’t as user-friendly as the rest. In fact, it requires those who can code, not the nerds. Despite that, Magento comes with lots of awesome, customizable templates – at the Magento Marketplace. Free ones are limited in number, and premium themes start from $29.
SEO: it is arguably the most extremely SEO-optimized in the world as it grants one the ability to tweak various aspects and ensure it ranks.
Customer Support: it is an open-source platform and has a community of extensive developer community, which replace typical customer support. Reliable support is available for premium users only.
Well, it is a tight race in here. The final decision thus rests with you.